The version we saw was directed by Melissa Maxwell and the background setting was a Broadway theatre in NYC, 1957, according to the note. The actor for Wiletta Mayer, the protagonist, was Tameishia Peterson. She did a great job expressing the mood of a black woman who faces the stereotypes in the theatre training. At the beginning of the show, Peterson expressed her happiness since the protagonist was glad to have a job. However, the happiness didn’t last long and it was soon transferred to the struggle of developing the characteristics according to the show written by Al Manners, the show’s director and producer. As the rehearsal went on, several humor scenes happen and develop the comedy theme of “Trouble in mind”. However, these mismatches accumulated the frustration in the mind of the protagonist, and eventually the protagonist exploded her emotions. There were also many other African American cast during the show. They were all similar to Wiletta and all experienced the same feeling throughout several rehearsals. Overall, according to the attribution of the play, actors have to heavily rely on their facial and body expressions to represent the characters’ emotions. I think the casts did a great job on this.
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